Date Approved

4-25-2002

Embargo Period

5-16-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Special Education

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Xin, Joy

Subject(s)

Attention-deficit-disordered children; Behavior therapy for children; Hyperactive children--Education

Disciplines

Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

This report describes the results of a self-management program to increase on-task behaviors of students with ADD/ADHD in an inclusive setting in a suburban community in the northeastern United States. Three 8th grade students participated in the study. The students' appropriate responses, inappropriate actions and inappropriate vocalizations were observed prior to and after self-management skills were introduced. The types and frequencies of behavior occurrences that were observed and recorded in the study were appropriate phrases, comments on topic, appropriate voice, inappropriate vocalizations, noises, talking to neighbors, name calling, walking around the room, banging and touching a neighbor, fooling around and drawing during class when other directions had been given.

Baseline data was collected at 10-second intervals for 10 minutes during an uninterrupted period at the beginning of class each day for 2 weeks. Self-management strategies were taught for 3 days and the intervention lasted 15 days. The data showed that students' appropriate responses increased through the use of the self-management strategy. The data supports that self-management is a useful tool for students with ADD/ADHD in an inclusive classroom.

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